I always thought that Anki was super foreign and tried to use it literally three other times in the past and it never stuck. For medical school, I knew I wanted to give it ONE more try because everyone hypes it up SO much haha. After we had our first day of lecture I desperately needed a good way to digest all our material so I muted my lectures and finally learned how to use Anki in ONE day. So in this video I’m going over it all! Why I was so adamant about using Anki, the resources I used to set it up, the various ways I make lecture specific Anki cards, how to find premade cards, and some takeaways on using Anki. Hope you enjoy!
This post is all about the Ultimate Anki Tutorial for Beginners
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Anki Tutorial for Beginners
Where to Begin
The video above is all about USING Anki and making cards. Therefore, if you haven’t downloaded Anki yet and need to get everything set up then watch these videos below so you can do four important things to be ready to go:
- Download Anki (0:46 – 2:16)
- Change your settings (37:52 – 40:26)
- Download the premade deck AnKing (8:30 – 10:42)
- Get the awesome Add Ons (10:42 – 13:34)
There are MANY more videos you can watch, but as I mentioned in my video I didn’t have any time to waste when it came to doing these four things! If you are short on time like I was then you can follow the timestamps above to get this done as efficiently as possible!
Bonus Video: Image Occlusion Tips (only 6ish minutes and has some great tips on using my favorite add-on, image occlusion!)
Alright guys, I hope you enjoyed my Anki Tutorial for beginners! Despite being so foreign to me in the past, I was adamant about figuring out Anki for medical school and I’m so glad I did! It has been a game-changer and I feel so good about my study strategy in medical school already. Anki has allowed me to study LESS while still performing well on our weekly exams. If you have any questions at all, feel free to comment them below!
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